Posted 12 months ago
By John Axtell
A Hemingford teenager is this year’s winner in the Nebraska Super Tag Lottery. 14-year old Jameson Wood was selected from 2,047 entries for the permit covering the state’s four big-game species: deer, elk, antelope and turkey.
Governor Dave Heineman made the announcement Friday morning at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission hearing in Lincoln, but when he called Wood to tell him…he got a wrong number and had to get back to other business without passing along the good news.
Game and Parks officials were able to track down Wood and tell him he’d won. Wood says he was pretty excited and thinks he can fill all 4 species on the tag with the help of his father, Rondo, and his uncle Randy.
Jameson’s biggest claim to fame before this may have come 5 years ago when he was quarterback for the 6-0 league champion Hemingford 3rd-and-4th grade Junior Tackle Football, which beat Alliance 14-12.
In the title game, Wood accounted for all 14 Hemingford points by throwing for a touchdown and rushing for both the other touchdown and the 2-point conversion that was the margin of victory.
The Nebraska Super Tag is valid for both this year and next for one elk, one deer, one antelope of either gender and two wild turkeys. Any legal weapon can be used in any open hunting unit during the general hunting season for each species.
The Super Tag lottery is limited to Nebraska residents with one entry per person and an entry fee of $25. The fees go toward the state’s big-game management efforts.